FREEDOM FROM WORRY!

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:33-34, NIV)

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Our jobs, homes, cars, bank accounts and investments, among other “things” deceive us into believing that we have security and freedom from worry. In truth, they are exactly the things that cause anxiety and worry. When we put our hope and faith in “earthly goods” we receive with them with a burden – more worry. When we worry, we think we need to obtain more earthly goods so we can feel more secure. Unfortunately, all we receive is more worry. We try to secure our lives with earthly goods; we expect these things to make us worry-free, but the truth is just the opposite. The things which bind us to our earthly goods – the clutches which hold these goods tight – are themselves more worries.

Worry is always directed toward tomorrow. Earthly goods are intended to bring hope and security today. When we attempt to obtain things forΒ  a more secure tomorrow we become more insecure today. Isn’t it enough that “each day has enough trouble of its own?” Only those who put tomorrow completely into God’s hands, and receive fully today what they need for their lives, are really secure.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light. Psalm 36:7-9

Receiving God’s love today liberates us from worry tomorrow. Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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19 Comments on “FREEDOM FROM WORRY!”


  1. Great post! Exactly what I needed to read!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. πŸ™‚

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  3. sterlingsop Says:

    Thank you for sharing this – I needed the reminder today. A very well timed post!

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  4. Heidi Viars Says:

    Funny, the more we have of the things that should bring us ease, the more we worry about how to take care of them… Yes, receiving God’s love today, indeed liberates us from worry tomorrow! Thanks for this great reminder!

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  5. julienmatei Says:

    Spot on:
    When we attempt to obtain things for a more secure tomorrow we become more insecure today

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  6. Reblogged this on stitchinggrandma and commented:
    As job worries bloom, as holidays approach and money becomes an issue; put it in perspective!

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  7. LubbyGirl Says:

    I found this through stitchinggrandma, and just had to come over and read it. We just downsized our home rather drastically (about half the size), gave away three rooms of furniture, and don’t miss it one bit. Peace really does come from not being “married” to things. Cuz when you’re married and separation comes, it’s always a hurtful thing. Thank GOD we’re promised never to be separated from His love!!!

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  8. 20angel13 Says:

    A word in season. Thank you πŸ™‚

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